Showers likely on Election Day; snow chances diminish
There will be some showers on Election Day, but no heavy downpours are expected.
The National Weather Service says temperatures ahead of an approaching cold front will warm up into the upper 50s to lower 60s. The cold front will sweep through tonight dropping temperatures back into the 30s and 40s.
High pressure builds in on Wednesday resulting in a mostly sunny sky. However, temperatures will range about five to 10 degrees below normal.
The next system arrives on Thursday, bringing a chance of rain and snow showers to the area.
Current forecasts say any snow will likely be confined to higher elevation areas, such as northwest Connecticut.
The NWS’s Boston office says the precipitation “appears mainly just a period of rain Thursday night and Friday morning. A bit of snow is possible in the high terrain, but any accumulation will likely be minor. While changes can still occur, the odds of one inch or plus of snow are rather low outside the highest terrain of Massachusetts.”
In its forecast discussion, the NWS says, “there two systems to follow in the long term. The first is shaping up to impact the area late Thursday into Friday ... with any precipitation done by noon Friday.
“The models seem to be converging on a deeper low along the front, similar to what the European model forecast has been suggesting.
“However, the consensus also seems to be focusing on an inside track. Unless this changes, mainly rain can be expected with the system, followed by a few flakes as the low deepens and exits. Inland areas could see a coating in this scenario.
“Temperatures will fall significantly behind the frontal system. High temperatures on Friday could be close to average lows,and all areas should go below freezing Friday night. Some teens possible in the outlying areas.
“The next weather maker comes as an arctic front late Sunday night or Monday. There are still some model timing differences. Some rain with and ahead of the front, then the pattern is favorable for well below normal temperatures and some snow.”
Tuesday: Showers likely, mainly between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
[Approximate Radar Simulation: Not Meant To Be Exact] Scattered showers will impact the region at times today ahead of a cold front. The activity will be most numerous across eastern MA/RI, where showers will contain brief heavy rain. Afternoon highs close to 60 in many locales. pic.twitter.com/P1xilxGwfK— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) November 5, 2019
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 51. West wind 5 to 7 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 31. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday: A 40 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 52.
Thursday Night: Rain likely before 11 p.m., then rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent
Friday: A chance of rain and snow before 7 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 23.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 40.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27.